NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) was formed in 1979 as an awardingbody with charitable status. We offer a comprehensive range of globally-recognized, qualifications designed to meet the health, safety andenvironmental management needs of all places of work. Courses leading to NEBOSH qualifications attractaround 50,000 candidates annually and are offered by over 600 course providers, with exams takeninover 120 countries around the world. In 2014, we were delighted to be awarded Britain's highest accolade for trade success, the Queen's Award for Enterprise, for our "outstanding achievement" in International Trade.
Our qualifications are recognized by the relevant professional membership bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).
NEBOSH examinations and assessments are set by its professionally qualified staff assisted by external examiners; most of whom are Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners or Chartered Environmentalistsoperating within industry, the public sector or in enforcement.
Our technical standards are overseen by a Qualification and Technical Council with representatives drawn from national institutions. NEBOSH is an awarding body approved by Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Accreditation, which has a UK-wideregulatory remit.
NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification
A perfect introduction to health and safety: This introductory qualification will help improve the safety culture in your organisation, by equipping your workforce to identify and deal with hazards at work helping to reduce accidents and achieving cost savings for the business. The qualification is designed to meet the needs of an international audience. There is no content on UK law. The multiple choice assessment is currentlyavailable in English, Arabic, Mandarin, French, European SpanishandRussian.This qualification is an ideal first step towards other higher level NEBOSH qualifications including NEBOSHs International General Certificate and National General Certificate.
What kind of people take the NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work qualification?
This introductory qualification is aimed at anyone who needs to understand the principles of health and safety as part of their job. The typical people who would benefit from this qualification include.
Team leaders and supervisors, HR professionals, Facilities managers and Those working with young people in a training environment.
NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
Achieve recognition for your health and safety skills and knowledge anywhere in the world with the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.Over 35,000 people have achieved the qualifications since its introduction in 2004.
What kind of people take the NEBOSH International General Certificate?
Managers, supervisors and employees throughout the world take the NEBOSH International General Certificate because it gives them the skills and know-how to fulfil their health and safety responsibilities in any country and in any kind of organisation. The NEBOSH International General Certificate is also suitable for those embarking on a career in health and safety, providing a sound basis for progression on to the NEBOSH International Diploma. No previous health and safety knowledge is required.
Founded in 1945, we're the only Chartered body for health and safety practitioners and the world's largest health and safety professional membership organisation.Our members are the most trusted and sought after people in the health and safety profession.
At IOSH, we're committed to creating a world of work which is safe, healthy and sustainable.
We're not just the biggest health and safety membership organisation in the world, we're also the only Chartered body for health and safety professionals.
And because we're a world leader in health and safety training, every year over 160,000 people take our courses.
IOSH Managing safety course
Every manager should have an understanding of their responsibilities when it comes to health and safety.
This flexible course is ideal for getting managers up-to-speed on the skills they need to tackle safety and health issues in the workplace. A practical programme, full of step-by-step guidance, Managing safely has a sharp business focus. The hands on, jargon-free format engages and inspires, and has helped a huge range of businesses to raise standards of safety and health.
IOSH Working safety course
Everyone at work should have an understanding of why they must work safely.
Working safely is a one-day course for people at any level, in any sector, that need a grounding in health and safety: Ideal for introducing staff to why health and safety is important, Working safely shows how everyone can make a difference to their own wellbeing and that of others through everyday behaviours. Fun and interactive, the course focuses on best practice rather than legislation.
Highfield is the UK and Middle East's leading supplier of compliance qualifications, apprenticeships, training materials and e-learning. The company employs around 250 staff members, offers over 250 individual qualifications and each year its training materials are used by over 2,000,000 learners around the world. It also works with some of the world's most recognisable companies, including Marks and Spencer, Kraft Foods, John Lewis, Premier Foods and Emirates. In addition to this Highfield received the 2014 Chamber Best Large Business Award.
The Highfield story began in 1982 when food safety expert Richard Sprenger wrote Hygiene for Management and the Food Hygiene Handbook (both of which are now the worlds leading publication at their respective levels.
Highfield has since built incredible relationships with many corporate clients including winning a contract with McDonalds to provide an innovative customised package for their 15,000 managers.
Fire Safety Training Qualifications
General fire safety in England and Wales is maintained through compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The legislation implements a risk-based approach to fire safety in community, industrial and business premises. It requires the responsible person (usually the employer, owner or occupier) to carry out a fire safety risk assessment, implement appropriate fire precautionary and protection measures and to maintain a fire management plan. All members of staff have a role to play in fire safety and the fire safety qualifications support these various roles.
All individuals involved with fire safety must receive all the required information and training to deal with fire safety issues. The provision of these fire safety qualifications will assist organisations in meeting their legal obligations as well as in providing a much safer working environment for all of their employees.
HABC Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness (QCF)
HABC Level 2 Award in Fire Safety (QCF)
First Aid Training Qualifications - Highfield
All organisations must ensure by law that they have a sufficient number of employees who possess a first aid qualification in order to fulfil their first aid needs at all times. Employers must ensure that their provision is adequate and appropriate in the circumstances. It is the employers responsibility to decide what the requirements of the organisation are by assessing any specific work hazards and ensuring that sufficient equipment, facilities and personnel are available to deal with the consequences of these hazards.
HABC Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF)
HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF)
Risk Assessment Training Qualifications - Highfield
Highfield is pleased to offer two qualifications for risk assessment which are designed to lay a foundation for further development as a risk assessor. Although they can be delivered as stand-alone units, they are complemented by other Highfield Health and Safety qualifications to be delivered as a wider programme of training. These are:
HABC Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment (QCF)
HABC Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment (QCF)
Founded in 1911, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is the worlds oldest professional safety society. ASSE promotes the expertise, leadership and commitment of its members, while providing them with professional development, advocacy and standards development. It also sets the occupational safety, health and environmental communitys standards for excellence and ethics.
Our mission is to provide educational advancement, leadership development, and research opportunities to advance the safety, health, and environmental profession.
We have grown significantly in the past 25 years. Our Academic Scholarship and Grant Program offers more than 100 awards, annually disbursing more than a $250,000. Our Research Program has awarded close to $500,000 in research fellowship and proposal grants, and will award $300,000, its largest grant to date, in June 2015. And more than 1,000 students have attended the Future Safety Leaders Conference, preparing them to transition from safety student to safety professional. As the size and scope of our programs grows, we look forward to advancing the future of safety by investing in tomorrow, today.
Are you employed in the Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) profession? Are you interested in a career in the OSH profession? If yes, then join ASSE today! ASSE will elevate your career status, give you the knowledge, tools and resources to improve your companys safety performance and make you part of a global community of over 37,000 OSH professionals advancing the safety profession.
Who We Are
ASSE is a global association of occupational safety professionals representing more than 36,000 members worldwide. The Society is also a visible advocate for OSH professionals through proactive government affairs at the federal and state levels, and in member-led relationships with key federal safety and health agencies.
Our members create safer work environments by preventing workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. Besides recording less lost time and lower workers compensation costs, organizations with strong safety performance enjoy increased productivity, a better reputation and higher employee satisfaction.
Why Join ASSE?
ASSE members have direct access to over 36,000 OSH professionals through our 150 chapters, 8 regions, 40 sections and 70 student sections around the world. Members are also able to participate in ASSEs 19 practice specialties, 6 branches and 4 common interest groups. Networking enables ASSE members to share their knowledge and exchange best practices with other industry experts.
ASSE is approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Our programs include webinars, certification preparation and our annual Professional Development Conference. CEUs are also automatically earned through your ASSE membership.
By producing thought leading journals, technical and management publications, blogs and e-newsletters our members have access to updates and insight into cutting-edge topics and issues facing the safety profession.
Career Search Enhancement:
Employers can connect with thousands of safety, health and environmental professionals through the ASSE Career Center atjobs.asse.org, which enables employers to post job openings, and members to post resumes. Additional recruiting opportunities are available at our annual Future Safety Leadership Conference, and through our more than 25 ASSE LinkedIn sites.
OHSAS 18001:2007 and accompanying OHSAS 18002, Guidelines for the implementation of OHSAS 18001, have been developed in response to customer demand for a recognizable occupational health and safety management system standard against which their management system can be assessed and verified.
Organizations which have attained registration through NSAI maintain that it leads to improved internal and external communications and a more disciplined attitude among employees to health and safety matters through continuous improvement. OHSAS ensures a consistency of approach, which assures compliance as a minimum.
OHSAS 18001 has been developed to be compatible with ISO 9001:2008 (Quality) and ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental) management systems standards, in order to facilitate the integration of quality, environmental and occupational health and safety management systems by organisations, should they wish to do so. Organisations of all kinds are increasingly concerned with achieving and demonstrating sound occupational health and safety (OH&S) performance by controlling their OH&S risks, consistent with their policy and objectives. They do so in the context of increasingly stringent legislation, the development of policies and other measures that foster good OH&S practices.
The advantages of an effective OHSAS management system:
- rovides a structured approach for managing OH &S.
- Establishes and maintains a commitment to occupational health and safety.
- Demonstrates strong commitment to safety excellence.
- Organisational structures in place with clear roles and responsibilities.
- Existence of a continuous improvement culture.
- Strong levels of trust and communication.
- Reduction in incident levels with increased measures of performance.
- Contributes to business performance by reducing cost and liabilities.
IMS INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
(COMBINATION OF QMS: ISO 9001, EMS: ISO 14001, OHSMS: OHSAS 18001, SA 8000, ISO 22000 and ISO/IEC 27001).
An IMS certification is a quality system that improves the process and service quality in your company and thus leads to increased efficiency within the system. How is this achieved? Quite simply, it is achieved purely with reduction in wastages and by better usage of resources and streamlining the current practices in the company.
Benefits of Integrated Management System.
IMS certification aims to have as common management system requirements and is intended to be used as a framework for implementing two or more management system standards in an integrated way. It draws together the common requirements in management system standards. An integrated management system results in decreased disruption to your business, eliminating duplication of audit activity and fewer audits thus resulting in higher efficiency, better productivity and higher profitability. With such standards, companies perform better and grow constantly.